Columbus (Indians) 13, Norfolk Tides 6
Things started ugly for the Tides as they gave up four earned runs in the bottom of the first inning, and it wasn’t much better towards the end of the game either. Norfolk did manage to tie the game up in the top of the 6th inning, but gave it right back in the bottom half and then proceeded to lose by seven.
Heading into Sunday, newly acquired starter Jordan Kipper had only given up 2 ER over 18.2 IP in a Tides uniform. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to keep the momentum going against the Clippers and allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, while failing to get out of the 4th inning.
Orioles #1 prospect Chance Sisco had a solid day at the dish to continue his hot week. The 22-year-old went 2-for-4 including a double and now has risen his average back over .250 for the first time since mid-April. Hopefully he has finally found his stroke after a slow start to the year.
Bowie Baysox 3, Akron (Indians) 1
The Baysox jumped on Akron starter Luis Lugo in the first inning for three quick runs and that was all they’d need in a rain-shortened game. The umps called it off in the middle of the sixth inning as storms blew through Akron, Ohio.
Flame-throwing lefty Tanner Scott started the game for the Orioles’ AA affiliate and was utterly dominant in his three-inning appearance. The Birds’ 10th-ranked prospect only allowed a single hit, struck out four and most importantly, didn’t walk a single batter. When Scott is on his game and commanding the baseball, it’s fairly clear that his stuff easily overpowers the Eastern League batters.
Buies Creek (Astros) 4, Frederick Keys 0
The Keys had a game to forget on Sunday, getting blanked by the Buies Creek Astros while being outhit 10-to-2. Even the hot-hitting Ryan Mountcastle was shut down at Harry Grove Stadium with three strikeouts in three plate appearances. Hey, he can’t always hit three homers in a game like he did on Friday.
Keys’ starter Reid Love threw a quality start, surrendering 3 ER over 6 IP, but took the loss. Despite giving up 8 hits, the former 10th-round pick struck out 6 batters while walking none, which is something you always like to see out of your minor league pitchers. Austin Hays had one of Frederick’s two hits, because I guess it’s literally impossible to shut him and Mountcastle down on the same day, at least at the high-A level.
Lakewood (Phillies) 5, Delmarva Shorebirds 1
The Shorebirds went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position while the BlueClaws went 3-for-10, and that was the difference between the two teams on Sunday in Lakewood’s four-run victory.
Delmarva starter Travis Seabrooke allowed only a single earned run over 5 innings but took the loss to fall to 2-4 on the season. At the plate, Preston Palmeiro had the best day on the afternoon for the Shorebirds. Last year’s 7th-round pick out of NC State went 2-for-4 and scored Delmarva’s only run.
Today’s Scheduled Games
- Norfolk: at Columbus, 2:05. Starter: Chris Lee
- Bowie: at Akron, 1:05. Starter: Matthew Grimes
- Frederick: vs. Buies Creek, 2:00. Starter: Cristian Alvarado
- Delmarva: at Hagerstown, 7:05. Starter: Zach Muckenhirn